Batley Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs

Honour in defeat for 
the Bulldogs

Toronto Wolfpack racked up their 17th successive Betfred Championship victory when an understrength Batley Bulldogs were put to the sword on Saturday.

Rugby league

Loan deal sees Butterworth join Castleford Tigers while Green moves to Bradford Bulls

Castleford Tigers have signed teenage Bradford Bulls hooker Reiss Butterworth on loan until the end of the season – with ex-Hull KR prop James Green moving the other way.

Castleford Tigers
Batley tryscorer, Johnny Campbell.

Championship/League One: Bulldogs slump to defeat while Hunslet also miss out

Batley Bulldogs slumped to a 30-12 Championship defeat at home to 12-man Leigh Centurions.

The new BetFred Super League CEO Robert Elstone.

New Super League chief Elstone aims to turn RL dreams into reality

AS ROBERT Elstone begins his reign as Super League’s new chief executive, he admits watching Mal Reilly’s great Castleford side was an “inspiration” growing up – and he drove past their fierce rivals’ grounds to get to Wheldon Road.

Castleford Tigers
Batley Bulldogs' Dave Scott.

Second-half comeback too late for Batley but Hunslet see off Skolars

BATLEY BULLDOGS made a stirring comeback in the second half at Toulouse on Saturday but the in-form hosts still claimed a 42-26 victory.

Rugby league
Joel Farrell touches down for Batley.

Batley Bulldogs 18 Halifax 32: Slow start proves costly for Bulldogs

BATLEY BULLDOGS never recovered from a poor first half as they slipped to a 32-18 home defeat against Halifax.

Rugby league
Referees boss Steve Ganson

Obstruction off limits for video referees at Summer Bash

VIDEO referees will not be allowed to check for obstruction, foul play, onside/offside or challenges in the air during a new system trialled at the Betfred Championship Summer Bash this weekend.
Rovers' Tom Holmes.

Holmes looking for Featherstone to build on Cup display

WHILE all of Super League descends on Newcastle today for the best part of 36 hours, arguably one of the most intriguing games of the weekend will take place at Post Office Road tonight.

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Batley's Brad Day.

Rochdale Hornets 10 Batley Bulldogs 48: Diskin’s men back to winning ways in style

BATLEY BULLDOGS eased to an eight-try 48-10 victory at Rochdale Hornets yesterday ahead of next weekend’s rematch with the same opponents.

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It's ours: Hull FC's Gareth Ellis lifts the trophy at Wembley.

RL Challenge Cup draw: Featherstone entertain holders Hull FC

CHALLENGE Cup holders Holders Hull will begin their defence of the trophy with a testing sixth-round tie at part-timers Featherstone Rovers.

Hull FC
Gareth Ellis

Gareth Ellis: Denver Test must go ahead for good of the global game

HAVING represented England and Great Britain, I know what it feels like to play for my country – and crucially how important international rugby league is for the sport’s future.

Hull FC
Batley Bulldogs players celebrate Brad Day's try.

Batley Bulldogs 46 Toulouse Olympic 22: Brilliant Bulldogs crush full-time outfit Toulouse

Batley Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to inflict a crushing victory on full-time opponents Toulouse Olympique yesterday afternoon.

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Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs v Toulouse: Coach Diskin plotting French upset

BATLEY BULLDOGS can shock visitors Toulouse Olympique today (3pm), coach Matt Diskin believes, if they are given a fair crack.

Batley Bulldogs
Pat Walker

Honour in defeat as Batley push big-spending Wolfpack all way

Batley Bulldogs produced a terrific effort as they came close to pulling off an upset against Betfred Championship leaders Toronto Wolfpack.

Rugby league
Luke Briscoe. PIC: Dec Hayes

Championship/Challenge Cup: Briscoe bags club try record with hat-trick in runaway Rovers’ win

Hat-trick hero Luke Briscoe set a new tryscoring record for Featherstone Rovers as he scored for the 11th successive game in a 42-0 Championship win at Rochdale Hornets.

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Featherstone's Harry Newman fends off Batley's Danny Cowling. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Batley Bulldogs 14 Featherstone Rovers 40: Briscoe has record in sights after hat-trick

IN-FORM winger Luke Briscoe extended his try-scoring run to nine games with a hat-trick as Featherstone Rovers hit back from 12-0 down after eight minutes to win 40-14 at Batley Bulldogs.

LOVING IT: Gareth Hock, seen above in action for Leigh last season, is enjoying life at Featherstone Rovers. 'Picture: Martin Rickett/PA.

Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers: Happy Hock planning ahead as he settles into Championship life

GIVEN he answered his phone from the hot-tub in his back garden, life in the Championship seems to be suiting Featherstone Rovers’ Gareth Hock just fine.

John Kear at Batley Bulldogs.

Life and times at Mount Pleasant captured perfectly in print

WHEN an author becomes as ensconced in a subject as Tony Hannan did with Batley Bulldogs in 2016, you wonder how they ever re-emerge.

Batley Bulldogs
Hunslet coach Gary Thornton

Hunslet pull out Bradford plum in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

HUNSLET FACE back-to-back showdowns with fallen giants Bradford Bulls following the fourth round draw for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Rugby league

Batley Bulldogs 32 Barrow 12: It’s Batley’s Day with an emphatic response

Batley Bulldogs recovered from a slow start to run in 32 unanswered points as they overcame Barrow Raiders in their first Betfred Championship home game of the season.

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